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  • On May 30, 2009
    Kenda from NL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We have 2 children, ages 7 and 5 years. We are visiting the four theme parks, but only have time to visit Typhoon Lagoon OR Blizzard Beach waterpark. Which one would you recommed would be best for the age of may children? Thanks!.

    Hi Kenda!

    Both Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach are great options for your kids.  Each park has a fabulously-themed "kiddie" area for young children with mini slides, splash areas and sprinklers.  At Blizzard Beach, this area is called "Tikes Peak" and is a mini replica of the entire park.  It was wonderful , shaded areas with picnic tables and lounge chairs, and is a great place to "set up camp" for the day.  At Typhoon Lagoon, the kiddie area is "Ketchakiddie Creek".  In my opinion, there are more attractions for little kids at Blizzard Beach, however, both have plenty of options for young children.

    Both parks also have tons of intermediate and more adventurous slides, pools and raft rides for more daring kids/stronger swimmers.  At Typhoon Lagoon, there is a giant wave pool and an opportunity to go snorkeling with sea life.  At Blizzard Beach, there is an amazing family raft ride (Teamboat Springs) that all of you can ride as well as some fabulous slides and raft rides that are neither too "lame" or too scary!   Both parks have great Lazy Rivers.  If I had to pick, I'd vote for Blizzard Beach, but both are great choices.

    Life vests are available for all guests free of charge, so be sure to pick one (or two) up if it would make you or your children feel more comfortable.  Finally, I recommend bringing your own towels for the day, as there is a fee to "rent" the water park towels.

    Have a great day splashing around!

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Meet the Panelist: Tanya, New Jersey

I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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